can't fight the city hall

can't fight the city hall
   This expression means that it is useless to try to win a battle against a politician, establishment or bureaucracy ingeneral.

Brian decided it was a waste of energy trying to obtain a tax refund - you can't fight the city hall.

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

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